TriStar has landed Captain Fantastic director and writer Matt Ross to helm the adaptation of Tom Sweterlitsch’s 2014 novel TOMORROW AND TOMORROW. Mark Gordon from the Mark Gordan Company has signed on to produce the project alongside Entertainment 360 as well as Lynette Howell Taylor.
Set in the future, the novel explores the relationship between humans and evolving virtual environments and how technology can connect and isolate people at the same time — a timely topic if any. In the story, Pittsburgh has been destroyed and John Dominic Blaxton, a survivor from the tragedy investigates the mysterious deaths and a scandalous cover-up regarding the city’s demise via a digital reproduction of the city
“Tomorrow and Tomorrow is prescient, it posits a world not so dissimilar from today, a direction we are all clearly headed — where technology has altered the ways in which we interact with each other and the world around us,” said Ross. “I hope to examine, following the book’s lead, the degree to which our lives are enhanced, and deeply compromised, by the technology that is already an inseparable part of our daily existence. Lynette and I couldn’t be more excited to collaborate with Hannah to translate this book into the complex and relevant film we all believe it can be.”
Ross made his directorial debut in 2012 with 28 Hotel Rooms, which premiered at Sundance. His directing has earned him recognition at the Sundance Film Festival, Cannes, and the Deauville Film Festival. Tomorrow and Tomorrow will mark his third feature film. He is also known for his television roles on Silicon Valley and American Horror Story.
Dino-Ray Ramos | Staff Writer